The 443 - Security Simplified

The 443 - Security Simplified

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Get inside the minds of leading white-hat hackers and security researchers. Each week, we’ll educate and entertain you by breaking down and simplifying the latest cybersecurity headlines and trends. Using our special blend of expertise, wit, and cynicism, we’ll turn complex security concepts into easily understood and actionable insights.


BlackHat 2020 Recap
Aug 10 • 53 min
With BlackHat’s online-only 2020 edition conference in the bag we take a look back at a few of our favorite briefings and discuss the takeaways as they apply to our industry. From a penetration test gone wrong to what security professionals can learn from…
BlackHat and DEF CON Online
Aug 3 • 40 min
With the Black Hat and DEF CON security conferences starting this week, albeit in an online-only mode, we decided to take a look through this year’s agenda and pick some of the talks we are most looking forward to. We’ve picked out talks ranging from new…
Meowing Databases
Jul 27 • 36 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified we discuss yet another alert from the UK National Cyber Security Center, this time on cyber-attacks targeting sporting organizations. We also take a quick dive into Meowing, a wave of destructive hacking that’s…
Twoops
Jul 20 • 36 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified we cover a massive security breach at Twitter that resulted in an attacker taking over dozens of high-profile accounts ranging from former presidents to Apple. We also discuss the latest Microsoft patch Tuesday…
Can We Trust Facial Recognition?
Jul 13 • 41 min
Welcome back to another episode of The 443 – Security Simplified. This week in the news, we cover an open source vulnerability scanner from Google and phishing campaign that combines Microsoft 365 and Zoom. After that, we dive in to the world of facial…
Don’t Trust the App
Jul 6 • 33 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified, we discuss the latest out-of-band security patch from Microsoft solving two potentially serious vulnerabilities, a cryptocurrency phishing campaign that made its way on to the Google Play app store, and a neat…
Q1 2020 Internet Security Report
Jun 29 • 54 min
It’s that time of year again! This week on The 443 we cover the latest internet security report from the WatchGuard Threat Lab. In this episode, we’ll cover the stats and key findings from threat intelligence gathered from over 44,000 security appliances…
A New DDoS Record
Jun 22 • 55 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified, we discuss a new DDoS throughput record as reported by Amazon in their AWS Shield Therat Landscape Report for Q1 2020 as well as a history of reflective amplification DDoS attacks. Before that though, we cover…
Section 230
Jun 15 • 23 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified we’re taking a break from the news to talk about a cornerstone of the modern internet, Title 47, Section 230 of the US code, also known as the safe harbor provisions. These laws, which are critical for a free and…
Nuclear Ransomware
Jun 11 • 36 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified, we cover a story from Cloudflare on cyber-attacks targeting activists, APTs targeting political campaigns, and ransomware targeting nuclear missile contractors.
Sandworm Situation
Jun 1 • 40 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified we cover an NSA alert on the Russian government-backed hacking group known as Sandworm. After that, we discuss the latest findings from Google’s Threat Analysis Group and what OpenSSH’s deprecation of SHA-1 means…
Unemployment Fraud
May 26 • 39 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified, we cover the latest Google Chrome update, another airline data breach, and a wave of unemployment affecting residents of Washington State and possibly elsewhere.
Centennial
May 20 • 28 min
This week is a very special week for The 443 – Security Simplified, our 100th episode! To celebrate, we’ve combed through our last 99 shows and picked out several stories and topics that we’ve discussed which have updates. In this episode, we’ll bring you…
Toasters and Proxies
May 11 • 29 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified we cover the latest in cyber security news including a sneaky payment card skimming malware delivery method, a multinational alert on APTs targeting healthcare, and the latest research on remote access…
Random Name Generator
May 4 • 28 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified, we cover the latest in questionably-named nation state hacking, a crackdown on Chrome extensions, and an actively in-development android Trojan.
You’ve Got Mail [App Vulns]
Apr 27 • 30 min
Welcome back to another episode of The 443 – Security Simplified. This week, we cover the latest security news including over 160,000 compromised Nintendo accounts, nation state hacking, and a battle over a critical Apple iOS vulnerability.
xHelper xUpdate
Apr 20 • 25 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified, we cove the latest news stories including yet another security incident involving the video conferencing software Zoom, the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic on cyber-attack trends, and the latest update on the…
Talking Remote Working with Cat Murdock
Apr 13 • 68 min
This week, we have a special episode of The 443 – Security Simplified where we sit down with a penetration testing and general security expert Cat Murdock of GuidePoint Security to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic and the rapid shift to working from home…
Zoom Zoom
Apr 6 • 30 min
Welcome back to another episode of The 443 – Security Simplified. Chances are by now you’ve been invited to join a Zoom meeting by someone in your work or personal life. Chances are, you’ve also probably noticed the deluge of attention Zoom has been…
Q4 2019 Internet Security Report Recap
Mar 31 • 55 min
It’s the end of the quarter which means it’s time for another special edition of The 443 – Security Simplified where we discuss the latest Internet Security Report from WatchGuard Threat Lab. In this episode, we’ll cover the top security trends from Q4…
Securing Remote Workers
Mar 23 • 37 min
Welcome back to another episode of The 443 – Security Simplified. With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing anyone and everyone who can work from home to work from home, many organizations are having to rapidly create remote worker policies and infrastructure…
Phishing for Viruses
Mar 16 • 26 min
Welcome back to another episode of The 443 – Security Simplified. This week, we cover an emergency patch from Microsoft, a massive botnet takedown, and the latest in COVID-19-related phishes.
RSA 2020 – Day 3 Recap
Feb 28 • 27 min
Welcome to our third and final special RSA 2020 edition of The 443 – Security Simplified. On this episode, we cover the talks we saw on the third day of RSA, ranging from web browser fingerprinting to detecting shadow IT in your organization.
RSA 2020 – Day 2 Recap
Feb 27 • 30 min
Welcome back to another special edition episode of The 443 – Security Simplified. On this episode, we recap day 2 of RSA Conference in San Francisco. We’ll talk about several IoT topics, security vs privacy tradeoffs, and some research into gift card APIs…
RSA 2020 – Day 1 Recap
Feb 26 • 37 min
Welcome to a special edition episode of The 443 – Security Simplified where we’re coming to you (almost) live from RSA Conference 2020. In this episode, we’ll recap what we saw during day 1 of the conference including the opening keynotes and several…
EmoTed
Feb 18 • 31 min
Welcome back to another week of The 443 – Security Simplified. In this episode we cover 5 different news stories including vulnerability research into an elections voting app, the latest in phishing, and multiple updates on prolific malware threats.
Episode Delay
Feb 16 • 0 min
This week our regular podcast will be delayed a few days. We hope to get it out to you by Wednesday and then return to our normal Monday schedule. Thanks again for listening, we have a great show coming!
A Wagon Full of Phones
Feb 10 • 30 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified, we cover an artistic hack of Google Maps, vulnerabilities in WhatsApp and a popular consumer IoT device, and an FBI warning on election hacking,
Breaches of Trust
Feb 3 • 29 min
This week’s episode of The 443 – Security Simplified takes on a privacy focus as we discuss several recent news stories involving breaches of trust and erosion of privacy in the name of security.
New Year, New NSA
Jan 20
And we’re back! This week on The 443 – Security Simplified, we cover the news we missed during our holiday break, from the latest in mobile phone malware to the NSA maybe, just maybe turning over a new leaf with vulnerability disclosure.
Q3 2019 Internet Security Report Recap
Dec 26, 2019 • 60 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified, we dive in to WatchGuard Threat Lab’s Q3 2019 Internet Security Report. We’ll cover the trends from the last quarter including the top malware payloads, network attacks, and phishing domains as well as some…
2019 Predictions Review
Dec 18, 2019 • 43 min
This week, we have a very special edition of The 443 – Security Simplified for you. It is the end of the year which means it is time for us to review how well we did on our 2019 security predictions. We’ve decided to step it up a notch though and eat…
2020 Cyber Security Predictions
Dec 9, 2019 • 44 min
Each year, WatchGuard Threat Lab sits down and comes up with our predictions for the coming year. While some may come off as farfetched, all are grounded in a trend we expect to see continue and grow. This week on The 443 – Security Simplified, we cover…
Elderly Ransomware
Dec 4, 2019 • 23 min
Welcome back to another episode of The 443 – Security Simplified. This week, we cover a cryptocurrency heist, a déjà vu breach, the latest in attacks targeting Managed Service Providers, and a state supreme court ruling impacting privacy.
Like Stealing a Capri Sun
Nov 26, 2019 • 28 min
Welcome back to another episode of The 443 – Security Simplified. This week, we cover the latest news from a credential stuffing attack against a popular streaming service to the dumbest name for a security threat ever.
Mr. Robot Recap
Nov 18, 2019 • 50 min
Welcome back to another episode of The 443 – Security Simplified. With Season 4 of Mr. Robot about half-way through, we decided to take some time and review all of the hacking that has occurred so far. A warning for anyone who hasn’t watched through…
Android App Defense Alliance
Nov 11, 2019 • 28 min
Welcome back to another episode of The 443 – Security Simplified. This week, we cover several updates on the Android malware landscape and the latest in biometric authentication techniques.
DTrack Damage
Nov 4, 2019 • 33 min
Welcome back to another episode of The 443 – Security Simplified. This week, we cover three major news stories from the past week including the NordVPN breach, Facebook suing a zero-day development firm, and the latest attack from North Korea’s Lazarus…
Cyber Security Awareness Month – Manufacturing and MSPs
Oct 28, 2019 • 30 min
It is now the fourth and final week of Cyber Security Awareness Month which means you’re getting the last of our special edition episodes of The 443 – Security Simplified focusing on specific industries. This week, we’re chatting about the threat…
Cyber Security Awareness Month – Retail and Hospitality
Oct 21, 2019 • 26 min
We have reached week three of Cyber Security Awareness Month here on The 443 – Security Simplified which means its time for another special episode focusing on an industry. This week though, we’re giving you a ‘two-fer’ by covering both the retail and…
Cyber Security Awareness Month – Education
Oct 14, 2019 • 23 min
It is week two of Cyber Security Awareness Month which means we are coming at you with our second special edition episode of The 443 – Security Simplified focusing on securing specific verticals and industries. This week, we’re covering the world of…
Cyber Security Awareness Month – Healthcare
Oct 7, 2019 • 27 min
We’re kicking off Cyber Security Awareness Month with our first in a four-part series of The 443 – Security Simplified focusing on securing specific verticals and industries. This week, we start with healthcare. This week, we’ll cover some of the most…
The Vulnies
Sep 29, 2019 • 57 min
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHWx2VWCdrE&feature=youtu.be We’ve cooked up something special for this week’s episode of The 443 – Security Simplified. To celebrate international podcast day, we’re bringing introducing The Vulnie Awards! We’ve curated 8…
Emotet Eternal
Sep 23, 2019 • 27 min
Welcome back to another episode of The 443 – Security Simplified. This week, we have a news roundup for including the latest in mobile phone hacking, a hacking group targeting foreign IT service providers, and an update on one of the oldest banking…
DNS Security
Sep 16, 2019 • 50 min
Welcome back to another episode of The 443 – Security Simplified. This week, we cover the latest update on the BlueKeep Windows RDP vulnerability before jumping into an overview of four different protocols that were designed to improve DNS security and…
Hacking Android’s Universe
Sep 9, 2019 • 24 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified we cover several news stories from the past few weeks including an unpatched zero day vulnerability in Android and the latest Facebook privacy failure. We’ll also cover the latest in security concerns from…
Lone Star Ransomware
Aug 23, 2019 • 22 min
This week on The 443 – Security Simplified, we cover the latest ransomware attack targeting local governments, a new password protection feature being added to Google Chrome, and the latest tricks attackers are using to spam and phish.
Penetration Testing
Aug 19, 2019 • 33 min
Welcome back to another episode of The 443 – Security Simplified. This week we cover the latest in infosec news including ransomware targeting a hospital and a recently discovered vulnerability in the Bluetooth specification. We’ll also cover our favorite…
Def Con 27 Recap – Day 2
Aug 14, 2019 • 15 min
Welcome back to the last Hacker Summer Camp special edition episode of The 443 – Security Simplified. On this episode, we cover day 2 of the Def Con hacker conference in Las Vegas. We’ll go over our favorite talks and takeaways from the day before heading…
Def Con 27 Recap – Day 1
Aug 13, 2019 • 13 min
Welcome back to The 443 – Security Simplified. With Black Hat 2019 all wrapped up, on this episode we move on to Def Con 27, another security conference hosted every summer in Las Vegas. In this episode, we’ll cover our favorite talks and takeaways from…
Black Hat 2019 Recap – Day 2
Aug 12, 2019 • 20 min
Welcome back to another special edition of The 443 – Security Simplified, (almost) live from Last Vegas! In this episode, we recap the second and final day of the Black Hat 2019 security conference. We’ll cover some of our favorite talks and takeaways…
Black Hat 2019 Recap – Day 1
Aug 9, 2019 • 17 min
It’s Hacker Summer Camp season so we’re coming to you (almost) live from Last Vegas with daily recaps from the major security conferences. On this episode, we recap our favorite talks and findings from day 1 of the Black Hat conference.